A savory snack to eat out of hand, or delicious sprinkled over a salad!
Keyword chick peas, garbanzo beans
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 35minutes
1 28-ounce canchick peasgarbanzo beans
2 1/2tablespoonsgrapeseed oilor other neutral flavored oil - good at high temperatures
1/2teaspoonsmoked Spanish paprika
Preheat oven to 400°.
Rinse and drain the chick peas in a strainer. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with paper towels. Transfer the chick peas to the paper towels and scatter about, so that the towels soak up most of the moisture. Tear off another towel and gently pat and roll the chick peas until they are dry, removing any loose skins and discarding. Transfer the chick peas to a medium bowl and add the grapeseed oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat and set aside.
Place the sheet pan in the oven to heat for 3-4 minutes. When the pan is hot, add the chick peas to the pan and spread into a single layer. Cook for 10 minutes, then shake or stir the chick peas. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix together the cumin, onion powder, paprika and cayenne pepper, stirring to combine. After the beans have cooked for 20 minutes total, sprinkle on the spice blend and stir to completely coat. Cook for another 10-12 minutes until toasted and fragrant. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes until cool enough to handle. Serve as a snack or on top of salads instead of croutons.